Sept. 7, 2005
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at No. 11 FLORIDA STATE
Saturday, September 10
Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300)
TELEVISION: ESPNU Talent: Craig Coshun (play-by-play) & Charles Arbuckle
Sun Sports Talent: Paul Kennedy (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) & Tom
Block (sideline). Tape delay: Sun. 7:00 p.m. & Mon. 12:00 p.m.
RADIO: Seminole Radio Network: Gene Deckerhoff (play-by-play) &
Peter Tom Willis (color).
Setting the Scene
Florida State moved up to No. 11 in both polls after defeating Miami 10-7 Monday
night. The Seminoles racked up nine sacks in the victory with Kamerion Wimbley and
Marcello Church recording two sacks apiece. Nine sacks are the most for an FSU
defense since the 1997 unit had 11 against Wake Forest in 1997. Wimbley finished
with five total tackles and was named ACC defensive lineman of the week.
The win over Miami snapped a six-game losing streak to the Hurricanes. Rover
Kyler Hall had a career-high 12 tackles and also had an interception. Free safety Pat
Watkins and linebacker Buster Davis joined Hall in double figures with 10 stops each.
Ernie Sims added seven tackles, an interception and two tackles for loss.
Tailback Lorenzo Booker had 96 total yards (63 rush, 33 rec.) and had a 24-yard run
to help set up Florida State’s first quarter touchdown.
Freshman quarterback Drew Weatherford went 7-of-24 in his first career start for 67
yards with one interception. Xavier Lee saw action in the fourth quarter and completed
1-of-2 passes for seven yards.
Senior wideout Willie Reid will miss Saturday’s game after injuring his knee against
Miami. Sophomore De’Cody Fagg will get the start in Reid’s place.
The Seminoles are are 18-4-1 in non-conference home games since joining the ACC
in 1992. — page 2
Bobby Bowden is the winningest football coach in Division I-A. He is also one win
away from Joe Paterno’s bowl victory record. — page 3
The Seminoles have recorded more wins since 1990 than any other team in the
country. — page 4
Florida State had just five days between the Duke and NC State games last year and
came out on top in both games. — page 4
Lorenzo Booker is the first Seminole since Travis Minor in 1998 to lead the team in
both rushing and receiving. — page 5
FSU ranks second in the nation with nine quarterback sacks. — page 6
With Lawrence Timmons’ blocked punt vs. Miami, FSU has now blocked a total of
106 kicks in the Bowden era. — page 7
Due to Willie Reid’s injury, De’Cody Fagg will start at WR and will be backed up by
true freshmen Fred Rouse and Rod Owens. — page 8
Leon Washington needs just 10 yards to move into 11th place on FSU’s all-time
rushing list. — page 10
The Seminoles moved up to No. 11 in both polls after the win over Miami. Seven ACC
teams are ranked in the AP Top 25 poll. — page 11